Bridal Palanquin with arabesque foliage, wild ginger leaves, and family crests, 1856m Edo period (1615-1868), lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e and silvered copper fittings; interior paintings: ink, colour, and gold on paper; blinds: bamboo and silk; window screens: silk. Compartment: H. 50 ¾ in, W. 54 3/16 in, D. 38 1/8 in. Carrying beam: H. 7 in, W. 15 ft. 8 in, D. 2 7/8 in. Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Bridal Palanquin with arabesque foliage, wild ginger leaves, and family crests, 1856m Edo period (1615-1868), lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e and silvered copper fittings; interior paintings: ink, colour, and gold on paper; blinds: bamboo and silk; window screens: silk. Compartment: H. 50 ¾ in, W. 54 3/16 in, D. 38 1/8 in. Carrying beam: H. 7 in, W. 15 ft. 8 in, D. 2 7/8 in. Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Bridal Palanquin with arabesque foliage, wild ginger leaves, and family crests, 1856m Edo period (1615-1868), lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e and silvered copper fittings; interior paintings: ink, colour, and gold on paper; blinds: bamboo and silk; window screens: silk. Compartment: H. 50 ¾ in, W. 54 3/16 in, D. 38 1/8 in. Carrying beam: H. 7 in, W. 15 ft. 8 in, D. 2 7/8 in. Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Bridal Palanquin with arabesque foliage, wild ginger leaves, and family crests, 1856m Edo period (1615-1868), lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e and silvered copper fittings; interior paintings: ink, colour, and gold on paper; blinds: bamboo and silk; window screens: silk. Compartment: H. 50 ¾ in, W. 54 3/16 in, D. 38 1/8 in. Carrying beam: H. 7 in, W. 15 ft. 8 in, D. 2 7/8 in. Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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